He Being Dead Yet Speaketh – Notes/Study Sheet

(Heb. 11:4)

 

Introduction:

   * Abel still teaching us a lesson today.

   * Gen. 4 – account of Cain and Abel.

  

 

1. What do we learn about Abel?

   * His faith was an active faith (by faith, he offered...)

   * What is true faith?

 

   * “By faith” in Heb. 11 means ______________________________________________________.

   * God is watching us (Prov. 15:3).

 

   * True worship is:________________________________________________________________.

 

2. Cain

   * No evidence he was insincere in trying to worship God.

   * Just the same, he was forerunner of Jeroboam.

   * Nothing we can devise in worship is as good as what God has commanded!

 

   * God has told us ___________to worship Him, _____________to worship Him, and _____________we worship Him.

 

   * Abel’s ____________________ was “more excellent” than his brother’s—not his __________________.

 

   * Obedience itself condemns disobedience.

 

   * When Cain’s anger conceived, it brought forth ___________________________________. (Jas. 1:15)

 

   * I John 3:11-12 –

 

 

 

  

3. Influence of Jesus.

   * Influence of good men often outlasts that of evil men.

 

   * Mary anointed Jesus’ head and feet (Mt. 26:6-13). Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached

      in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her (Mt. 26:13).

 

   * We must practice what we preach to have the proper influence now and after we’re dead (Rom. 2:21).

 

   * Hypocrite (Mt. 23:13-14).

  

4. Christian must be loyal to his convictions.

   * Be a Daniel (Gal. 6:10), not a Pilate (Mt. 27:24).

 

   * Let others see the Lord in us (Mt. 5).

 

   * The influence of the dead lives on (Gen. 4:10). We must live so that we can be good examples even after we’re gone.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    R.W. McAlister 11/9/08 p.m.